Korva Coleman

Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.

In this role, she is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts airing during NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Occasionally she serves as a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

Before joining NPR in 1990, Coleman was a staff reporter and copy editor for the Washington Afro-American newspaper. She produced and hosted First Edition, an overnight news program at NPR's member station WAMU-FM in Washington, D.C.

Early in her career, Coleman worked in commercial radio as news and public affairs directors at stations in Phoenix and Tucson.

Coleman's work has been recognized by the Arizona Associated Press Awards for best radio newscast, editorial, and short feature. In 1983, she was nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America.

Coleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University. She studied law at Georgetown University Law Center.

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The Two-Way
7:14 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Top Stories: Afghan Militants Attack Hotel; Egyptians Protest Military Power Move

Happy Friday! We're watching these stories today:

Afghan Militants Attack Kabul Hotel, 18 Killed. (AP)

Thousands Jam Cairo Square To Protest Egyptian Military Power Grab. (AlJazeera)

Pakistani Party Nominates New Prime Minister Candidate To Succeed Ousted P.M. (VOA)

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The Two-Way
9:35 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Great Balls Of Fire - Apparent Meteor Grounds Firefighting Planes In Colorado

A plane drops fire retardant in LaPlata County, near Durango, Colo.
Nathan Bilow AP

Firefighting planes got a surprise in central Colorado yesterday - witnesses reported apparent meteors near the blaze burning west of Colorado Springs.

The quaint term used for the witness observation is "sky sightings", according to AP.

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The Two-Way
8:10 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Explosive Material Discovered Near Swedish Nuclear Power Plant

Swedish authorities say explosive material turned up in a truck close by one of the country's three nuclear power plants.

The Ringhals nuclear power plant says the material was hidden in a truck that was headed for the facility. Officials discovered it during a routine scan and turned it over to police. The plant says the unidentified material couldn't have caused serious damage.

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The Two-Way
9:41 am
Wed June 20, 2012

And Then She Snapped: School Lunch Photo Ban Sparks Gifts To Hunger Charity

Nine-year-old Martha Payne's favorite school lunch: chicken curry, broccoli and ice cream.
Martha Payne NeverSeconds.com

Scottish school girl Martha Payne is just nine, but she caused a national kerfluffle last week when she was told she could no longer publish photographs of her school lunches on her daily food blog, NeverSeconds.

Martha began blogging in April about the quality of her school lunches, with the help of her father, David. Each day she posts a clear photograph of a meal, and rates each one on its taste, health, price and number of pieces of hair that turn up in the food (mostly none).

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The Two-Way
8:19 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Church Bombings And Reprisal Killings In Nigeria

One of the three churches bombed on Sunday in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, triggering reprisal killings.
Olu Ajayi AP

Violence may be letting up for the moment in northern Nigeria, following two days of attacks by members of the violent Boko Haram militant group. Militants battled Nigerian police in the and military buildings in northeast Nigeria on Monday, with reports of gunfights and bombs in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state.

A group of militants were apparently headed for the Yobe governor's residence when they were stopped, according to AllAfrica.

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The Two-Way
7:14 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Top Stories: Spain's Money Woes; Pakistani Leader Disqualified From Office

Good morning - we're following these stories today:

Spain's Borrowing Costs Soar; Latest 'Ominous Sign' In Europe.

Pakistan's Supreme Court Disqualifies Country's Prime Minister From Office. (DAWN)

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The Two-Way
12:02 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

She's A Taikonaut - China Is Sending Its First Woman Into Space

Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, trains in Beijing in April, 2012.
Uncredited AP

She's not an astronaut or cosmonaut - Liu Yang is a taikonaut, and tomorrow she's scheduled to become China's first woman to venture into space. She's one of a three member team scheduled to lift off aboard the Shenzhou-9, accompanied by Jing Haipeng and Liu Wang.

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The Two-Way
10:00 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Wikileaks Founder Loses Bid To Stop Extradition From Britain

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Kirsty Wigglesworth AP

Julian Assange, the creator of the secret-spilling website, Wikileaks, lost his appeal to Britain's highest court to stop his impending extradition to Sweden. He's wanted there for questioning in connection with sexual assault allegations lodged by two women. He claims the sex was consensual.

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